On Sunday 11th November 2018 this country and many others will commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I - Armistice Day, when the guns fell silent on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Beacons will be lit across the country as we remember the many lives sacrificed in the name of our freedom.
The Parish Council invites you all to join us in marking this important occasion by taking... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:50 by Jackie Clements
Sets of woodland seating have now been installed at Eyes Meadow. There is a large set of 18 seats so that groups or classes can all sit in a big circle, and three sets of six near to the changing rooms. They are there for everyone to sit, relax and enjoy the meadow.
There was some delay since the original idea was proposed by Cllr. Steven Evanson, caused by the damage to the bridge and the resurfacing... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:58 by Jackie Clements
The Parish Council is seeking a hardworking and self-motivated person to assist in the practical management of Duffield's open spaces.
Place of Work: The Parish Groundperson will be required to work in the Cemetery, Eyes Meadow, Gray Recreation Ground and throughout the village.
Hours of Work: The hours of work will be 37.5 hours per week on average which, due to the outdoor nature of the role, will... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 15:04 by Jackie Clements
Whether you want to enjoy the colours of autumn, find out more about your local area or discover somewhere new, check out "Autumn Footprints" walking festival, taking place in Amber Valley and Erewash from 15-30 September.
Organisers have arranged over 40 guided walks taking in some of the sights of the two Derbyshire districts, including informative talks along the way. Walks are graded between easy... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:00 by Jackie Clements
The third Duffield Arts Festival is promised to be "bigger and better" than before, with two weekends packed with displays and activities for the village to enjoy.
The Festival begins in just over a week's time with the Scarecrow Festival, from 12th- 16th September, when Duffield residents show off their creative side with a village-wide display of amazing home-crafted scarecrows. The theme this year... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 11:14 by Jackie Clements
Your local Duffield Councillors will be holding open surgeries where you can meet them and ask questions about your Councils and their policies, or raise concerns about problems in your area.
Uniquely in Duffield, there will be Councillors from all three local tiers. You will be able to talk to a Councillor from the Parish, the Borough and the County.
The surgeries will be held at the Weston Centre,... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:00 by Jackie Clements
Improvement works at Derby station: find out about changes to Duffield and Derby train journeys from 22 July
Temporary changes to train journeys will be made in and around Derby as part of improvement works to the train station in 2018.
Between 22nd July and 7th October, major works will be taking place at Derby station to improve the track layout, platform and signalling. The impact on your journey will vary depending on when and where you are travelling. Some journeys will be by replacement bus or coach.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:03 by Jackie Clements
Know any skater-mad youngsters looking for something to do in the school holidays?
The Parish Council is pleased to announce that FREE drop-in sessions will be run at Eyes Meadow by Derbyshire extreme sports group Extreme Wheels, for young people aged 9 and over. The sessions will be held on Thursday evenings, 6-8pm throughout the school holidays from 26th July to 30th August.
The group bring a fantastic... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:03 by Jackie Clements
Now that work to fix the access bridge to Eyes Meadow has been completed, Duffield Parish Council has been able to begin a programme of improvement works, resurfacing the main car park and widening the road between the bridge and the pedestrian underpass to improve access to the Meadow for longer vehicles.
The Council has also begun the task of mowing the grass, following a number of weeks without access... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 11:25 by Jackie Clements
The Parish Council have received notice from Derbyshire County Council of two road closures in Duffield in July and August.
The lower end of King Street will be closed between 16th and 19th July to facilitate gas works in the street.
In addition, Hazelwood Road, in the area adjacent to Richmond Drive, will be closed to facilitate new connections for Severn Trent Water. The road will be closed from the... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:31 by Jackie Clements